Born : January 26 1925
Deceased : September 26 2008
Biography Paul Newman
Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At a very young age, Newman showed interest in theater. So, at the age of 7, he played his first role in a school production. Later Nemwan continued playing roles in high school and university too.
In WWII, Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. That was only after being dropped for his colorblindness. After all, Newman enrolled in a training program as a Navy V12 pilot.
After the war, Newman completed his Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics at Kenyon College. He started touring for a few years with several theatres, Later Paul Newman attended the Yale School of drama. He moved on to New York City to study at the Actors Studio. From New York it went to Hollywood.
Paul Newman Race Career
In the early 1950s, the career of Paul Newman got a real start, playing in dozens of movies and becoming one of the greatest actors of all time. In 1969, Paul Newman was training at the Watkins Glenn Racing school, as a preparation for the movie Winning. It was because of his passion for cars and racing, that Paul Newman had the opportunity to make a side step in his acting career. In 1971, he became the host of a TV special, Once upon a wheel, about the history of cars and racing.
The first professional race of Paul Newman was at the Thomson International Speedway in 1972. Later, Newman was a frequent competitor in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events for the rest of the decade, Newman won even4 national championships. Later Newman competed in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche 935 of Dick Barbour. With a 2nd place overall, you could call that a success.
Paul Newman’s Race results with Porsche
|6.2.1977||24 h Daytona||12||Porsche 911 Carrera RSR||Freeman / Newman / Forbes-Robinson||Bill Freeman Racing||DNA|
|19.3.1977||12 h Sebring||2||Porsche 911 S||Freeman / Newman||Bill Freeman||30th|
|4.2.1979||24 h Daytona||6||Porsche 935||Barbour / Brian Redman / Newman||Dick Barbour Racing||26th|
|10.6.1979||24 h Le Mans||70||Porsche 935||Rolf Stommelen / Barbour / Newman||Dick Barbour||2nd|
|10.6.1979||24 h Le Mans||72||Porsche 935||Bob Garretson / McKitterick / Abate / *Newman||Dick Barbour||8th|
|7.7.1979||6 h Watkins Glen||70||Porsche 935||Stommelen / Barbour / Newman||Dick Barbour Performance||2nd|
|15.6.1980||24 h Le Mans||70||Porsche 935||In entry list only||Dick Barbour||5th|
|9.1.1995||Daytona Test||22||Porsche 911 ME||Newman / Paul, Jr.||23rd|
|9.1.1995||Daytona Test||66||Porsche 911 Carrera RSR||Paul Newman||35th|
|5.2.1995||24 h Daytona||22||Porsche 911||In entry list only||Fabcar||56th|
|5.2.1995||24 h Daytona||66||Porsche 911 Carrera RSR||In entry list only||Team Gunnar||71st|
|5.2.1995||24 h Daytona||70||Ford Mustang||Kendall / Newman / Brockman / Martin||Roush Racing||3rd|
|10.6.1997||24 h Le Mans||70||Porsche 935||Newman / Barbour / Stommelen||Dick Barbour||2nd|
|8.1.2000||Daytona Test||75||Porsche 996 GT3-R||Kelleners / Jeannette / Newman||Champion Racing Inc.||30th|
|6.2.2000||24 h Daytona||75||Porsche 996 GT3-R||Brockman / Newman / Lauer / Jeannette||Champion Racing Inc.||62nd|
|18.6.2000||24 h Le Mans||Porsche 996 GT3-R||Paul Newman||Repsol Racing Engineering||DNA|
|30.9.2000||Petit Le Mans||15||Porsche 996 GT3-R||Brockman / Wars / Newman||Dick Barbour Racing||32nd|
|10.11.2000||Daytona Final Test||76||Porsche 911 GT1||Newman / Jeannette / Jackson / Brockman / Kelleners||Gunnar Racing||8th|
|6.1.2001||Daytona Test||76||Porsche 911 GT1||Newman / Jeannette / Jackson / Brockman / Kelleners||Gunnar Racing||17th|
|4.2.2001||24 h Daytona||76||Porsche 911 GT1||Jeannette / Jackson / *Newman||Gunnar Racing||78th|
|8.8.2003||250 mile Watkins Glen||6||Porsche 911 GT1||Jeannette / Newman / Petty||Gunnar Racing||8th|
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